Hell of a Pilot Episode 10.5: A Box of Scraps, or 2017 Worlds Wrap Up

May 11, 2017

Join us this week for our reactions and impressions of Worlds 2017. 

We'll talk about:

  • What lists did well and why
  • The continued rise and rise of Attani Mindlink
  • Why did Scum dominate?
  • How much we loved the winning list of Dengar and Tel
  • The state of the Imperials. 

Episode 11 is coming soon, but we had some sliiiiiiight technically difficulties. In the interim you still get some tasty content. 

Remember, when in doubt focus! 

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Hell of a Pilot Episode 10: The Tusken Raider, a ship made of sand?

April 21, 2017

This week HoaP is takes a slightly different approach with an expanded lore episode. 

With things quiet on the X-Wing front we decided to focus on what's happening in the broader Star Wars universe. We dissect the trailers for: 

  • The Last Jedi, which we learn refers to the singular
  • Star Wars Battlefield trailer 
  • The last season of Rebels is upon us and it makes us sad. 

We then speculate on what ships can we expect coming from these new movies and expanded universe: the Tusken Raider, a ship made of sand? 

We also talk about our love of: 

  • The Tie S/F with Light Weight Frame
  • Red Ace or as we call her "Shield Maiden."

Join the guys for Star Wars chatter with a dash of X-Wing. 

So remember, when in doubt focus! 

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Hell of a Pilot Episode 9: Pinnacle of Podcastiness

April 10, 2017

Ladies, gentlemen and droids of all ages welcome to Episode 9 of "Hell of a Pilot". 

This week we discuss: 

  • Our man with the golden tonsils, Hazard, delivers his Propaganda broadcast
  • Just how good are the new Syck pilots that will be coming in the C-ROC
  • Mike has a new love, Sunny Bounder! <3
  • We talk about the lore surrounding IG-88 and how this droid used to mess with the Emperor's mind
  • In our Cantina section we talk about Rebels.

Thanks for listening, and remember when in doubt focus! 

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Hell of a Pilot Episode 8: When did you get a cat?

March 25, 2017

Ladies, gentlemen and Wookies of an GRRRRRRRRRR age welcome to Episode 8 of "Hell of a Pilot". 

This episode we speculate on Wave 11. We discuss Wookie Gunships, Imperial TLT's and Scrrrrruuugggg bombers. 

  • Just how tanky is the Wookie Gunship
  • Mike vows to fly four Tie Aggressors with TLT to troll Rebel players
  • The guys debate how ugly the Scrug model is
  • What does this mean for the future of the meta? 

In our pilot lore section we discuss an incredibly obscure pilot and character in Star Wars. 

Also don't forget to send us pictures of your customised ships to share on our FaceBook page. 

And remember, when in doubt focus!

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Hell of a Pilot Episode 7: Scruffy Nerf Herders

March 12, 2017

What a week in X-Wing! 

Join Hazard, Kaos and special guest David Leslie of Bantha Squadron and SA Regional winner fame in the latest episode of Hell of a Pilot.

Sadly Baron Gundark (Mike) couldn't make due to his Star Destroyer breaking down in a asteroid field. 

The guys dig into the planet shaking changes to Zuckuss, Palpatine and Manaroo. We look at:

  • What squads and pilots we can expect to see as the meta shifts
  • The lore surrounding Coran Horn.. surprise he's another 90s EU character who also happens to be force sensitive! 
  • Learn that a "nerf" is actually a creature in the Star Wars universe... who knew! 
  • What the guys would love to see in the new cinematic Star Wars universe.

Remember when in doubt - focus! 

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Hell of a Pilot Episode 6: 50 Shades of Grey Squadron

February 28, 2017

Welcome to our Valentine Days special. Well not really. This week we're joined by special guest Emily Myers.  

Our mad bomber, Owen “Kaos” Cross leads the attack as we discuss: 

  • The current state of the meta and what's popular (something, something Para....)
  • Emily talks about her experience of X-Wing and gives her perspective on being a woman in the gaming community
  • We talk about how Destiny - FFG's card game - is sweeping the X-Wing community
  • We delve into the lore surrounding Dengar and Manaroo, X-Wing's hottest, cutest and most impactful couple.

Join Hazard (Lachlan), Kaos (Owen) and Baron Gundark (Mike) for your fortnightly dose of X-Wing news, views and pew-pew.

Remember: when in doubt focus!

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Hell of a Pilot Episode 5: Oooopsilon I did it again!

February 9, 2017

 

Friends, T-65 pilots and wamp rats episode 5 of “Hell of a Pilot” is here for your listening pleasure. 

Our mad bomber, Owen “Kaos” Cross leads the attack as we discuss: 

  • Mike’s (Baron Gundark) final transformation into a human Defender
  • Our thoughts on the Upsilon, Rebel Tie and Quad jumper following play testing
  • Why Klyo “Darth Emo” Ren is not the end of X-Wing as we know it
  • Owen’s continuing quest to turn every ship into a bomber
  • Lachlan (Hazard) talks about the lore surrounding yet another 90’s video game character, Kyle Katarn
  • How we made the Starviper viable in our first listener challenge. 

Join Hazard (Lachlan), Kaos (Owen) and Baron Gundark (Mike) for your fortnightly dose of X-Wing news, views and pew-pew.

Remember: when in doubt focus!

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Hell of a Pilot Episode 4: Defends with Benefits

January 27, 2017

Welcome to Episode 4! Epic Scum is here and we talk about the C-ROC and FFG's continued attempts to make the Syck a viable ship. We also delve into the results of the West Australian and South Australian regionals. Join us this week as our hosts discuss: 

  • What does the Scum epic add to the game?
  • When, oh when will FFG give the Star Viper some love?
  • We discuss how Scum and Imperial are dominating Australian regionals 
  • We delve into the lore surrounding Defender pilot Maarak Stele
  • The guys share their favorite stories about giving and receiving critical hits.

We'd love to hear your critical hit stories, so post them on our FaceBook page! 

Join Hazard (Lachlan), Kaos (Owen) and Baron Gundark (Mike) for your fortnightly dose of X-Wing news, views and pew-pew.

And remember: when in doubt focus!

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Hell of a Pilot Episode 3: What’s that about your party bus?

January 15, 2017

Episode Three is here with special guest Victorian (AUS) regional winner Nick Hendly. We talk in depth about his squad and his views on the current state of the game. 

Segments include;  

  • Holonet: what makes each of the factions unique? 
  • Making the Phantom Great Again: why did Nick choose to fly the "Mynock Special" and how did he fly it to great effect at the Victorian regionals
  • One hell of a pilot: the lore surrounding the twin patron saints fo Scum, Zuckess and 4-Lom
  • Outer Rim: what we'd like to see FFG do with the game
  • Cantina: we raise a glass to the late, great Carrie Fischer. 

Good news - we're on iTunes! 

Join Hazard (Lachlan), Kaos (Owen) and Baron Gundark (Mike) for your fortnightly dose of X-Wing news, views and pew-pew. 

And remember: when in doubt focus! 

 

 

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Hell of a Pilot Episode 2: The Nerf that Stole Deadeye

December 30, 2016

This episode we talk about the new Tie Striker and Rebel Tie Fighter and their potential. The guys also briefly reflect upon a little film called "Rogue One", the prequel that is a sequel to the prequel films. In our lore section Lachlan gives us the history of Dash Rendar. We also discuss our individual "Top 5" related X-Wing and Star Wars moments for 2016. 

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